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Music Therapy, Lessons & Classes, Smile Concerts, Respite Days and More!

Our Mission of Smiles, History and Impact!

 Donate, Volunteer and Upcoming Events!

Smile Concerts now LIVE on YouTube!

We are LIVE streaming our Smile Concerts on the KEYS Program's YouTube page !

Join us at:


While you are on our YouTube page, be sure to subscribe to our page to get notifications when we go live each week!

See you there!

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Along with our amazing sponsors and foundation partners, this project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the NYS Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the NYS Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

Smile Concert Series!

Tune-in to the KEYS Program facebook page each Monday night at 7pm to enjoy a LIVE concert by our amazing line up of featured artists from across the country! 


Each concert celebrates and honors one of our KEYS kids and their family!

Don't worry if you miss it! All of the concerts are saved on our KEYS Kids Network page for pediatric cancer patients, their families and the community to enjoy all year long!

The BEST part? 

We can share smiles with our KEYS kids throughout the COVID pandemic, whether they are tuning-in from home

or the hospital!

Now that makes us smile!

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"Backstage" Meet 'n Greet for the KEYS Kids!

Before each concert, we host a private Meet 'n Greet via zoom for the KEYS kids and their families who we are celebrating! 

The kids LOVE meeting the artists who are performing for them...and the artists LOVE meeting the kiddos too!

It makes the Smile Concert even more special. magical and smile-filled for everyone!

Concert Schedule!

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 Sept 20th Concert Replay!

"Smiles for Cohen"
featuring Steve Laureti

Sponsored by Quinn's Superbowl Party in memory of Greg Jeffris & the Tony Stewart Foundation

Next Concert!

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 Laverne's Smile Program

Breast Cancer Patient Support

From KEYS Founder Colleen Blair Bennett:

This is my favorite photo of myself and my grandparents on my baptism day in 1966. My grandmother Lavern was so sweet, kind and loving, and such an inspiration to me through her journey as a breast cancer survivor. It has long been my dream to honor her and today we do that by kicking-off our Laverne's Smile program at the KEYS Program!

Through this special program, we can now support breast cancer patients here in CNY by providing them FREE one-on-one music and wellness sessions, including music therapy and coaching. (All sessions are provided by zoom in the comfort of your home, hospital, or wherever you are.)

For breast cancer patients, our goal is to support you, encourage you, and uplift you throughout your journey, even on your darkest days. We will laugh with you, maybe even cry with you, share music with you, and be there as an ally on your journey so that even during times of uncertainty, you can remember the incredible person that you are.

BIG thanks to The Saint Agatha Foundation for helping us to support these amazing warriors like my grandmother!

Simply contact us at info@thekeysprogram.org or 315-363-6446 for more info or to set up your free session(s)!

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To a child, cancer treatments can be pretty scary. The  KEYS Program is so excited to partner with the Ukulele Kids Club organization to harness the power of music to improve the well being of our KEYS kids through the donation of ukuleles and the support of music therapy, they help us give the gift of music for life. 

This year the UKC has donated 6 ukuleles for us to give to our KEYS kids so we may implement a Ukulele Kids Club progam at KEYS!  Each KEYS kid has received a new Kala ukulele, with case, tuner and gets together with our music therapist each week virtually to learn, play and smile!

The UKC (Ukulele Kids Club) is an international charity that has helped thousands of children around the world to overcome the stress, anxiety and health challenges of serious health conditions.

We are honored to partner with them on our shared missions --- to help kids with cancer to just be kids!

NEW! Ukulele Kids Club at the KEYS Program!


 Wear Your Heart

on Your Sleeve 2021!

BIG thank you to all who wore their hearts on their sleeves for our KEYS kids and those loved ones who have battled cancer!

Hearts were worn in 14 states and 6 countries this year, including: New York...Florida...Colorado...New Hampshire...Virginia...Texas...Kentucky...Pennsylvania... NorthCarolina...California...Illinois...Indiana...New Jersey...Massachusetts...Denmark...Germany...Belgium... South Korea...Greece...and Canada!

Now that's a lot of hearts...and a lot of smiles...

1,904 hearts and smiles in all!

After all...it's all about the smiles!


The KEYS Program
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The KEYS Program is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that delivers music, hope and smiles to children impacted by cancer and serious illnesses.


For 27 years, KEYS has been sharing the combined power of music and joy of motorsports to improve the quality of life of children facing incredible health challenges, while creating memorable moments for their family!

And all at no cost to the families we serve. 

Email: info@thekeysprogram.org

Phone: 315-363-6446

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KEYS has received GuideStar's platinum seal for transparency, the highest level, for nonprofits!

Big thanks to our major donors who make smiles possible all year!

It's all about the smiles!